The Mentoring Program
The mentoring program is student-run and its success depends on the student mentors that volunteer their time to help out their fellow students. While students still have their faculty mentors to help them with deciding about what classes to take or where to go for help in a subject, some students find it a lot easier to talk with their peers. Whether it is recommending a teacher for a certain class, needing someone to look over a paper or critique a presentation, or learning about the different activities on campus, incoming freshmen should feel free to ask their mentors any questions about the CUA campus and DC. This is why the mentoring program was set up. If you have any questions please contact your mentor or contact one of the Co-Chairs listed below.
2012-2013 Mentoring Board Co-Chairs
- Lucia Irazabal - Junior, Biomedical Engineering
- Garrett Dudock - Junior, Mechanical Engineering
- Alicia Taylor - Junior, Biomedical Engineering
- Caleb Capozella - Junior, Biomedical Engineering
- Cameron Daniels - Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
- Jason Quisberth - Junior, Mechanical Engineering
- Jose Maheda - Junior, Electrical Engineering
- Joseph Shillinglaw - Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
- Nick Jarboe - Sophomore, Biomedical Engineering
- Patricia Yoritomo - Sophomore, Electrical Engineering
- Patrick Goil - Junior, Computer Science
- Peter Schramm - Junior, Mechanical Engineering
- Sandra Ruiz - Junior, Biomedical Engineering
- Stephen Chite - Junior, Mechanical Engineering
- Tiba Tavassoli - Junior, Civil Engineering
- Vinnie Maggio - Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
The Mentoring Board highly encourages freshmen to get involved in their major's professional society. Each major has its own student run professional society. Not only is it a great way to meet upperclassmen in your major but it's a great way to discover information about your field that is not in text books. Many of the societies have guest lecturers of professional engineering that visit CUA and talk about a project they are currently working on or what their company does. Many of the guest lectures are CUA Alumni and they love to answer questions that many of the students might have about his or her field. Not only do students learn a lot from attending these lectures, but it also helps to create contacts for future internships.
Listed below are the Professional Societies, including contact information.
American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE
- President - Margaret Keller
- Faculty Advisor -Dr. Gunnar Lucko
- CUA Chapter Web Page - http://engineering.cua.edu/activities/asce
- Professional Society Web Site - http://www.asce.org
American Society of Mechanical Engineering - ASME
- President - None at this time
- Faculty Advisor - Dr. John Judge
- CUA Chapter Web Page - http://studentorg.cua.edu/asme/about.htm
- Professional Society Web Site - http://www.asme.org
Biomedical Engineering Society - BMES
- President - Cristina Rentas
- Faculty Advisor - Dr. Binh Tran
- CUA Chapter Web Page - http://studentorg.cua.edu/bmes/
- Professional Society Web Site - http://www.bmes.org/
Society of Women Engineers - SWE
- President - Angela DeMarco
- Faculty Advisor - Dr. Ozlem Kilic
- CUA Chapter Web Page - http://engineering.cua.edu/activities/swe/
- Professional Society Web Site - http://www.swe.org
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers - IEEE
- President - Ed Dawson
- Faculty Advisor - Dr. Scott Mathews
- CUA Chapter Web Page - TBA
- Professional Society Web Site - http://www.ieee.org/
National Society of Black Engineers - NSBE
- President - Adrian Davis
- Faculty Advisor - Ms. Peggy Bruce
- CUA Chapter Web Page - http://studentorg.cua.edu/nsbe
- Professional Society Web Page - http://www.nsbe.org
- NSBE Email Address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineers Without Borders - EWB
- President - Evan Heisman
- Faculty Advisor - Dr. John Judge
- CUA Chapter Web Page - http://cua-ewb.campusgroups.com/
- Professional Society Web Page -
- http://cardinalstudents.cua.edu/ - Search and sign up for classes, view your student account.
- http://home.cua.edu/ - Student's homepage, you can access your files view campus announcements, view DC weather, search the school directory, etc...
- http://orientation.cua.edu/ - Information about CUA orientation.
- http://wmata.com - DC Metro System Website - View Metrorail (Subway) and Metrobus schedules and maps.
- http://rideguide.wmata.com/ - Directions on how to get from one address to another using metro.
- http://www.unionstationdc.com/ - Located on the Red Line, 10 minutes from CUA, great place to go see a movie, cheap eats and a few places to shop.
- http://www.930.com - The 9:30 Club really isn't a club just a great place to see a lot of your favorite groups and bands. Not just local bands play here but major recording artist in this small venue.
- http://www.nps.gov/nama/ - The National Park Service website for the National Mall.
- http://www.si.edu/ - Official website for the Smithsonian Museums.